Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

Edsurge

As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

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Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

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Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Help Wanted: Ark Builders Needed

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Since 2001, the Ford Motor Company’s Next Generation Learning initiative has prepared nearly 20,000 young people for college, careers, lifelong learning and leadership by honing their STEAM skills

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

Edsurge

companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

Adding up the cost of head-on competition

The Christensen Institute

In spite of these benefits, many companies elect the alternative path, aiming their new growth ventures at the high end of the market where incumbent competitors are motivated to stamp out new entrants. There are companies that have pushed into existing markets through sustaining competition.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: There are two types of economies

The Christensen Institute

By the year 2001, however, there were almost one billion cell phones in the world. Not only can these companies reap significant economic returns, but they typically also inadvertently engage in nation-building.

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no ceiling as they are continually pursuing pathways and allocating resources to help the best get even better.

PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

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Founded in 1997, Powerschool was first bought by Apple in 2001, and then by Pearson in 2006. Since 2015, PowerSchool has acquired eight companies. The pending deal would combine two established companies with large customer bases.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But when it comes to demonstrating that products “work,” too many companies fall back on testimonials. In fact, we’d argue that the best way to ramp and grow a company is to create a compelling portfolio of efficacy. A logic-model literally captures the DNA of a company.

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A Call to Remake the Maker Faire

Edsurge

After 15 years of inspiring millions of people to be creative and “make” something out of just about nothing, Maker Media, the company behind much of momentum, shut down due to financial shortfalls. It was still recovering from the economic crash in 2001.

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. Smith assumed his role at Reading Horizons in October 2001 and since has overseen steady sales growth and a multitude of improvements to their line of products.

Tackling the education-to-employment gap

The Christensen Institute

In 2012, we acquired a company called Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl (Emsi). Emsi’s economists and data scientists gather data from more than 100 national and local employment resources to provide analysis of current and historical labor market trends dating back to 2001.

UMass Will Build a National Online College. But What About Its Previous Online Offshoot?

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But the announcement fails to mention that the University of Massachusetts already runs an extensive online-learning operation, known as UMassOnline , which was started in 2001 and currently serves more than 20,000 students. Officials also have not decided whether they will work with an online program manager, or OPM, companies that colleges turn to to outsource online operations.

Higher education in India is moving ahead on the global stage.

Linways Technologies

India has seen a massive expansion in the higher education sector – an almost four-fold increase in enrolments and institutions since 2001. Between 1996 and 2001, India and China had similar GERs.

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

Edsurge

Then the company that created or manages the app or website must agree to and sign a legally binding contract guaranteeing that they will not use student information for any reason. Companies that want schools to use their technology should be proactive in addressing these concerns without needing to be approached by the legal team of a school district. It has been amended nine times; the last in 2001.

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Why innovation must be the new development strategy

The Christensen Institute

And if we’re measuring the wrong thing, we’re going to do the wrong thing.” – Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, 2001. Formosa has grown to become one of the world’s largest plastics companies. “What we measure informs what we do.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Farenga worked closely with one of the founders of the modern homeschooling movement, the late author and teacher John Holt, and published Growing Without Schooling magazine ( GWS ) from 1985 until it stopped in 2001.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

Edsurge

edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. Company. Several private-equity-backed companies have invested heavily in the “platform” approach. PowerSchool, owned by Vista Equity Partners, has acquired eight companies since June 2015. The strategy has worked for a few older companies: Kaplan, for instance, began in the test-prep business and has since moved into higher education, corporate training (and a.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students. Some companies already encourage their employees to mentor young people through formal or informal programs.

Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. Yesterday, Koller announced she’s leaving the company to join Calico , a Google-funded research and development company that focuses on slowing aging and counteracting age‑related diseases. “It This field has been a passion of mine since 2001, when I first started working on it at Stanford.” The company grew—in Ng’s words—“faster than Facebook,” reaching 1.7

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Karen Bosch Is the PreK – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in the Metro Detroit area, a position she has held since 2001. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

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Irvine, Lake Elsinore, and Santa Clara, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Centennial , CO (July 03, 2018) Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education, SchoolCity, Alpine Achievement, and Key Data Systems (KDS).

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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Herbert Simon, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning engineering who died in 2001, is immersed in his office at Carnegie Mellon University. Newkirk calls his company Acuitus , in hopes of encouraging sharpness of thought.

Why NCLB failed, and how states can avoid making the same mistakes under ESSA

The Christensen Institute

Although it may be hard to believe today, Congress passed the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. For example, in a manufacturing company, the reasons factory workers come to work might be very different from those of senior managers.

Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

The Hechinger Report

Earlier this year, the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company released the report “ The Future of Work in Black America ,” on the potential impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and automation on specific racial groups — and it spells gloom and doom for African Americans.

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REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 6 Today, "College Behind Bars"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Her work, in collaboration with directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, includes the award-winning epic ten-part series, The Vietnam War (2017), Prohibition (2011), The War (2007) and Jazz (2001).

GreyED Accepted into Prestigious SETDA Emerging Partners Program

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The partnership allows companies to benefit from opportunities to showcase their products and services, receive feedback and advice, and engage in thoughtful dialogue with educational leaders. “We (Minneapolis, Mn. & & Alexandria, Va.)

Making Video Games for Higher Ed Requires Major Investment. Is It Worth It?

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For higher education, with smaller potential audiences and student outcomes at stake, companies are debating whether return on investment is there for game-based learning experiences. Triseum is a private company that spun out of Texas A&M University’s Live Lab in late 2014. Textbook publishers could be the next level of major companies investing in the production of video games in higher education. Norton & Company.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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He previously managed UConn’s Network Engineering and Data Center Operations teams, having started his career there as a junior network technician in the summer of 2001. In 2018, ENA joined forces with a company who share ENA’s same vision and passion for delivering excellence—CatchOn.

Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College For Its Tech Platform

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A company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an experimental for-profit college—has been sold to the nonprofit National University system, which plans to use the company’s technology platform to deliver its online courses. But it was not initially clear what technology platform UniversityNow had left to sell, since in 2015 the company sold its competency-based learning platform to Penn Foster Education Group.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

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On the other hand, cloud-based SIS companies are able to offer best practices for up-to-date security measures at a low cost due to their economy of scale. Educational Psychology Review 2001;13(1):1–22.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction. But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools. In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever.

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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage!

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Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence

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This discomfort has been capitalized upon—perhaps to an exaggerated extent—in movies like Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey. The matter is hardly helped when companies claim they are capable of building mind-reading robo-tutors. Education technology has a public relations problem. In a space where words carry wide currency, our choice of language matters. That’s why I’m troubled by Artificial Intelligence (AI).